Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Richard Linklater, 2019)

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Mr Sheldrake
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Re: Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Richard Linklater, 2019)

#2 Post by Mr Sheldrake » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:42 am

Blanchette is a fascinating actor to behold in any range of emotion. Bernadette is a variation of Blue Jasmine- disappointment, dis-enchantment, frenzied disarray, with increasingly anti-social behavior. She has disavowed her career but her husband is a Microsoft biggie so no financial worries. One’s interest in the self-absorbed angst of rich white people is tested.

There are a couple of inspired passages (the intervention for one) but the film’s path towards re-enchantment is a tough sell in sorry times, and further diminished by the screenplay’s patness. This despite a near epiphany with Bernadette kayaking on a fjord off an Antarctic peninsula, a breathtakingly beautiful image unfortunately given away in the opening shot.
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Lemmy Caution
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Re: Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Richard Linklater, 2019)

#3 Post by Lemmy Caution » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:20 am

I meant to watch this on a recent airplane trip and then skipped it. Will have to pick up the dvd. Blanchett is a great actress, imo.

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